Hi everyone! Today, I'm breaking out the Altenew Satin Masking Tape.
This tape is great for your stash. First of all, it's sticky, but doesn't rip! That means you can use it temporarily on cardstock and remove it again without shredding your project. It tears and die-cuts easily, and you get so much on a roll! I've used mine almost daily and still have quite a lot left! And it's purple!
But let's also not forget the ‘masking' part of this tape. Today, I'm sharing 2 cards that feature the masking characteristic of this tape and incorporate stencils and stamps for a stylish one-layer card.
For both of my cards, I used Moonrock Cardstock – this is off-white with rustic speckles – nice for a little faux texture, especially when creating one-layer cards.
Centering Your Masking
Using the center of my Crafter's Essential Cutting & Alignment Mat, I placed my card panel, then adhered my masking tape along all four sides. I lined up the outer edge of the tape with the outer edge of the panel, and this way I know that the masked-off area would be exactly centered.
Define Your Masked Outline with Ink Blending
Using a Large Ink Blending Brush, I lightly blended Pink Diamond Crisp Dye Ink from the edges into the center. I then came in with some Pinkalicious Crisp Dye Ink, blending towards the center but not quite as far as the first ink color. Then finally, I edged it with Magenta Ink.
Masking with Stamps
Without removing the Satin Masking Tape, I lifted the panel off my mat and placed it into my MISTI. I then used the Paint-A-Flower: Clematis Josephine Outline Stamp Set, and stamped it over the masked panel in Antique Gold Pigment Ink – stamping a couple of times to get a good clear impression.
My favorite bit is lifting off the masking tape. TIP! Make sure to peel it back onto itself and peel slowly. It leaves a crisp masked rectangle perfectly masked!
Masking with Layering Stencils
For my second card, I masked off an angle of the card panel. Instead of a stamp, I used a stencil!
I'm featuring the Mandala Builder Stencil (3 in 1), and I stenciled each layer with different colors. But first, I built up a base color with my Large Ink Blending Tool, blending Volcanic Lake and Emerald Crisp Dye Inks from the tape down towards the base of the panel, fading out.
For the stencil, I used Magenta Crisp Dye Ink, which overlaid on the green and looks almost purple. I also used Galactic Stream and finished with Antique Gold Pigment Ink. I find it easier to press the pigment ink onto the stencil with a tapping motion rather than ink blend.
I then removed the tape and stamped my sentiment (from the earlier Paint-A-Flower set). I finished with a few Jet Black splatters and white gel pen highlights. And, of course, I couldn't resist adding a few gold dots here and there to finish!